Sound/Stage Layout for 4-piece Jazz Incredibles, Undated



Sound/Stage Layout for 4-piece Jazz Incredibles, Undated


Typed list of equipment and stage plot requirements for four-piece Jazz Incredibles, including a sketched stage layout for microphone and monitor positioning. There are some handwritten additions as well. There are some handwritten additions as well. This and other similar documents were part of Jean Kittrell's process of performance planning, created in collaboration with the rest of her band.


Kittrell, Jean




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Jazz Incredibles Sound and Stage Plot
Stage Plot and Equipment:
1. Stage--at least 8' deep x 16' wide. Width may be less depending on size of piano.
2. Piano--tuned and in good playing condition. A 44" studio piano works well.
3. Piano bench or stool. If piano is on casters, then bench or stool must be at proper height to compensate for added height of the keyboard due to the casters. A telephone book (one 3" thick or two 2" thick) and a cushion for the pianist to sit on would probably make the necessary height adjustment.
4. Straight chair for the banjoist--with a back.
5. Stage plot: [diagram]
Sound Equipment:
1. Amplification for the piano--I don't know the number of mikes and mikestands you will use for the piano. When using my own sound system, I use a PZM (pressure zone microphone) taped to the piano's sound board.
2. 3 additional mikes:
1 - pianist's vocals
1 - clarinet
1 - banjo
3. In addition to mike input into the amplifier for Items 1 and 2 above, an additional mike input is required for the sousaphonist, who will bring his own Shure cordless system. He has both high and low impedance connectors.
4. 3 mike stands: 3 with boom arm--OR 2 with boom arm and 1 with gooseneck
5. Mike and monitor layout: [diagram]
(a) pianist's vocal mike on stand with boom arm.
(b) banjoist's mike, each stand with gooseneck or boom arm.
(c) 2 monitors
(d) clarinet mike on stand
We can do without monitors if we're really close to each other. We don't like to be spread out across the stage.

Original Format

Typed document

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 in.


Kittrell, Jean, “Sound/Stage Layout for 4-piece Jazz Incredibles, Undated,” Digital Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2024,

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